Heaven Is Now

We are in the kingdom of heaven now.

This is a startling thought. At first glance it may arouse skepticism or downright disbelief. But there is no other kingdom. Living in a peaceful environment surrounded by natural beauty, we may be able to accept this fact more easily than if we live in a concrete jungle with ugly buildings always in view, factories belching out smoke, and streets swept by noisy traffic. But both scenes are misconceptions of reality.

There is only one universe. It is wholly spiritual, and as God's ideas we are in it—or, rather, it is in us. When asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God should come, Christ Jesus said, "The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." Luke 17:20, 21;

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Reach Up for the Sugar Bowl
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